Confederation of Independent Psychoanalytic Societies

Welcome to the Confederation of Independent Psychoanalytic Societies

The Confederation of Independent Psychoanalytic Societies (CIPS) is an organization of psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic societies, founded in 1992 to represent the interests of psychoanalysts belonging to independent component societies of the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA) in the United States. Membership in CIPS is open to all IPA-accredited societies in the United States, and to all members of the IPA who are not affiliated with CIPS through membership in a CIPS component society.

Letter From The President

Please join us at our Biennial Clinical Conference co-sponsored with NAPsaC, our North American Regional Association on May 3 – 4 in New York City. This significant and timely two – day conference will address and highlight the phenomena that Psychoanalysts across the globe are encountering – escalations of patients’ anxieties and fantasies about social, political, and global events that fall between the material and the unconscious…




What you need to know

Summer 2018 News Brief

Letter from the President Terrence McBride, CIPS President   Dear Dear CIPS Members, First, Vice President Andrea Kahn and I would like to welcome you to the latest issue of the CIPS News Brief now in the capable hands of our new editor, Carol Mason-Straughan....

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Interview with Joseph Aguayo

Leigh Tobias, PhD, FIPA, is a Training and Supervising Analyst and member of the Infant Observation Faculty at the Psychoanalytic Center of California. She is currently President of the PCC. She also serves as an on-site supervisor and faculty member for the Wright...

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Member Organizations